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Reunion Challenge 2017

The Class of 1982 won the Reunion Giving Challenge, which ended on Friday evening, June 23, 2017. With 27 percent participation rate in class giving,  the Class of 1982 managed to beat all other reunion classes, staying ahead of the second place winner Class of 1977 with 22 precent. All classes showed its VLS class pride in full force!

We are thrilled to announce that the first $50,000 raised was matched by a generous alumnus. We are grateful for the generosity and spirit with which all Reunion year alumni participated in this campaign. Every gift counted, and we couldn't have done it with you. Thank you!

How It Worked

The class with the highest participation rate in giving (number of gifts/number of alumni in class) was recognized at the Reunion Award Ceremony during Homecoming Weekend.

What Counted

All gifts received from July 1, 2016 to Friday, June 23, 2017 counted toward class Reunion Giving Challenge totals. June 23 was the first full day of Reunion 2017 and we counted every gift received up until the close of Friday night’s festivities. Every new gift, cash or pledge, to the Fund for VLS counted alumni in.

Why Participation?

Alumni participation rates are incredibly important to VLS, and have a direct impact on our finances and mission. Most directly, a robust alumni giving program allows Vermont Law School to offer students competitive financial aid packages, to provide student services, and to attract and retain quality faculty and staff.

In addition, U.S. News & World Report tabulates alumni participation in some of its rankings; and some important donors perceive participation rates as an indicator of alumni satisfaction (which, they feel, directly correlates to the strength of the degree program).

Reunion Class Participation Rates:*

*Includes all gifts and pledges received since July 1, 2016.

Class of 1977: countmein 1977

Class of 1982: countmein 1982

Class of 1987: countmein 1987

Class of 1992: Class of 1992

Class of 1997: countmein 1997

Class of 2002: countmein 2002

Class of 2007: countmein 2007

Class of 2012: countmein 2012

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